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11 Ways To Make Your Family Holiday Easier

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To make the most of your holiday it’s worth getting it right – whether it’s a staycation or a long-planned getaway, you can ensure every detail will be seen to and every whim accommodated for with our pick of the best holiday companies and top travel tricks. From getting some much-needed rest by hiring a nanny to enjoying delicious meals courtesy of an in-house chef, these are the companies making sure your holiday goes without a hitch…

Scott Dunn

If you book a holiday through luxury travel agent Scott Dunn, you know it’s going to deliver on all fronts. Covering the most exclusive locations across the world, they tailor the holiday to suit you, be that a poolside villa or secluded retreat, as well as organising the finer details such as hiring a private chef or nanny, or finding you a hotel with the perfect kids’ club.

Visit ScottDunn.com


Sugarella Cooks

When you’re on holiday the last thing you want is to spend the week slaving over the stove. So, for a self-catering holiday that's a real break, book a private chef from Sugarella Cooks and actually put your feet up. Their friendly cooks cater for a full week (shopping, laying the table, kids' tea included) and cover any type of culinary event including BBQs, dinner parties, hen parties and even lovely picnics. And best of all, they do the washing up – this is definitely one to bookmark.

Visit SugarellaCooks.com


Lolly Poppins

Stuck for childcare on your staycation? Lolly Poppins offers babysitting and childcare services across the UK, including North Norfolk, Cornwall, Devon, Suffolk, Northumberland and the Cotswolds. Choose from babysitters, holiday nannies, hotel babysitting, wedding and event childcare and entertainment, daytime childminding and more, to make sure you’re getting a bit of R&R.

Visit Lolly-Poppins.com


Smith & Family

A sister site to the renowned Mr & Mrs Smith (our go-to for luxury travel), Smith & Family caters specifically for families so you get the same commitment to superior service whilst their dedicated team work hard to find the best family-friendly property for you. Each property they recommend has been carefully selected by a ‘parent panel’ and road tested to ensure they meet the exacting criteria.

Visit Smith&Family.co.uk



Founded in 2009 by two mothers, Likeminders is now one of the UK’s leading and most trusted childcare agencies providing babysitting services in London and Surrey. Fancy a night out with your partner without the kids? From hotel babysitting to holiday childcare, Likeminders has you covered.

Visit Likeminders.co.uk

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Baby Friendly Boltholes

As parents themselves, the Baby Friendly team recommend comfortable, infant-friendly accommodation from all over the globe. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or something further afield, you’ll find plenty of stylish, practical and affordable options to choose from.

Visit BabyFriendlyBoltholes.co.uk


Perfect 10 Black Label Therapist

You might be in a self-catering villa as opposed to a spa hotel but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of pampering and a break from the kids. Perfect 10 Black Label offers access to a collection of high-end beauty therapists delivering luxury treatments from facials to pedicures, anywhere in the world. Whether you’re in Manchester or the Maldives, choose your desired treatment, book your favourite therapist and, at the touch of a button, have them flown out to be by your side within 24 hours. Annual membership costs £250 per year.

Visit Perfect10MobileBeauty.co.uk


Travel Tots

Going on holiday with little ones can be taxing, especially when it comes to the bulky equipment and baby kit you need to cart around. Save on your luggage allowance by ordering all your essentials from Travel Tots, from nappies to baby food to travel cots, to be delivered to directly to your door within 12-24 hours.

Visit TravelTotsUK.com


Holiday Nanny

Holiday Nanny offers a specialist nanny service, so you can book a nanny of your choice to accompany you on holiday to help look after the children. After all, you’re more likely to enjoy shared family time if you have some time to relax.

Visit HolidayNanny.org



Overwhelmed by your holiday itinerary? Download the TripIt app and keep all of your travel plans in one place. No matter how many flights and hotels you’ve booked, TripIt will work out a master itinerary and send it directly through to your phone.

Visit TripIt.com


Travel Packers

There’s an art to packing a suitcase, and if you find fitting a week’s worth of travel essentials into one single suitcase stressful, make your life easier with a few packing accessories to lighten the load. Decant beauty products into travel-sized bottles, and fold your clothes into handy organisers, to save on space and keep things neat and tidy.

Visit GoTravelProducts.com

Mini Travel Bottles, £13 | Travel

Aluminium Cap Bottle, 100ml, £2.50 | Muji

Organiser, £19.34 | Grid-It

Bag Packers, £10 | GoTravel

Garment Case, £9.95 | Muji

Acrylic Pots, £2.95 | Muji



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